So, the torture continued yesterday -- as if digging big holes in the backyard wasn't enough -- those guys turned our power off for 3 hours. Now, that may not seem like alot of time, but -- when it is from 8:20 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. -- which is when I: use the PC, telephone, vacuum the carpet, use the washer/dryer, turn on the pool filter, turn on the air conditioning because it is already 85+ degrees outside -- and -- need to open my garage door with the electric remote -- then 3 hours is alot of time. There is a pull string on the garage door opener which I have used once before in such a situation -- but when I pulled it this time -- it broke! Arrrrrrgh!!! Luckily it unlatched the mechanism before it did -- so I was able to open and close the door manually until Rick got home. Ozzy benefitted from the power outage -- I sat on the cool kitchen floor with him so that I could groom him a bit and brush his fur. Once the power was back on and I knew I could leave the house without having Ozzy melt -- I was off to run some errands. I found these hanging potted plants at my local ShopRite for: $4.99 each! They had just been delivered and I had the pick of the lot! I also had $5.00 off coupon -- soooooo... five hanging potted plants cost me about $20! I got a big Fushcia, 2 new guinea impatiens (these have 4 plants + vinca + some other grassy thing in the middle), and, 2 trailing geranium (these have 3 plants in each pot).
In my book, that balanced the day out just right! :-)